Windows

Intune – Autopilot is getting an update which will remove the personal greeting

As you know, Windows Autopilot allows you to automatically manage Out Of the Box Experience (OOBE) for your end user to directly join the device to your tenant in addition of ensuring naming convention and initial mandatory applications are deployed. As part of the Autopilot feature, you can assign a device to a specific user …

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Windows 11 – Check if your devices are Windows 11

With the release of the new Windows 11, you can check if your devices are ready for it using Intune/Endpoint Configuration Manager. To identify which devices are ready or not for Windows 11, connect to your Intune portal (https://endpoint.microsoft.com/) and access the Reports\Endpoint Analytics\Work from anywhere blade Then access the Windows tab to get the …

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Windows Server – The new Windows Server version is now available

As you may be aware, a new version of Windows Server – Windows Server 2022 – was underway (preview announced in June this year – https://t.co/28b6hPZYGH). Well, good news, it is now generally available. You can now plan your deployment and upgrade of your on-premises infrastructure. If you have an MSDN subscription, you can download …

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Windows 11 – Windows 11 is now available in preview in Azure Virtual Desktop and Azure Virtual Machine

By now, you may already know that a new Windows version – Windows 11 – is coming by the end of this year. You may already know that you can deliver Windows 10 experience on the cloud using Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD – now known as Azure Virtual Desktop, AVD) and Azure Virtual Machine. Well, …

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Windows – Windows Server 2022 is now available in preview

The next version of Windows Server – Windows Server 2022 – is now available in preview for download for MSDN subscribers (https://my.visualstudio.com/) and the evaluation center (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server).   If you have a Software Assurance, you will be entitled to upgrade your server to Windows Server 2022 when available. If you want to know more, you …

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Intune – You can now enroll and manage Windows Virtual Desktop (preview)

By now, you already know that Intune/Endpoint Configuration Manager is the Microsoft solution for managing devices (either Windows, iOS or Android) by deploying configuration policies (configuration profiles), deploying applications to the devices or protect your corporate data with application protection policies. You may already know the Windows Virtual Desktop, the Windows 10 multi session solution …

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Windows – The latest build of Windows 10 – 21H1 – is now available

As you know, every 6 months a new build of Windows 10 is being released. Well, the latest one – 21H1 – is now available for download from MSDN, Volume License or the download center (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10) from which you can get an ISO or create a bootable USB. The good news is the upgrade process …

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Windows – Still handful of outdated Windows version out there

An analysis from NetMarketShare (https://www.netmarketshare.com/operating-system-market-share.aspx) shows that there is still quite a few devices still running outdated Windows version, including the long time retired Windows XP (still 0.87%). These devices (from Windows XP to Windows 7 – out of support since January 2020) are in high risk of being targeted and/or infected by malware as …

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Intune / Windows 10 – Unable to turn on BitLocker with conflicting group policy error

Recently I came across an issue turning on BitLocker with the error on a Windows 10 device BitLocker Drive Encryption cannot be applied to this drive because there conflicting Group Policy settings for recovery options on fixed data drives. Also got the error before starting the troubleshooting You can’t create both a recovery password and …

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Intune – You can now define update locations for Windows Defender

As you know you can control some settings of Windows Defender through Intune/Endpoint Configuration Manager. Well, you can now also define update locations to get the definition updates for Windows Defender Antivirus. To configure the locations, logo to your Endpoint Configuration Manager portal (https://endpoint.microsoft.com/) and access the Endpoint security\Antivirus configuration blade Then create (or update) …

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